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The Last of the Mohicans : World's Classics - James Fenimore Cooper

The Last of the Mohicans

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 11th December 2008
ISBN: 9780199538195
Number Of Pages: 464

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The second of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales, this is the one which has consistently captured the imagination of generations since it was first published in 1826. It's success lies partly in the historical role Cooper gives to his Indian characters, against the grain of accumulated racial hostility, and partly in his evocation of the wild beautiful landscapes of North America which the French and the British fought to control throughout the eighteenth century. At the center of the novel is the celebrated Massacre' of British troops and their families by Indian allies of the French at Fort William Henry in 1757. Around this historical event, Cooper built a romantic fiction of captivity, sexuality, and heroism, in which the destiny of the Mohicans Chingachgook and his son Uncas is inseparable from the lives of Alice and Cora Munro and of Hawkeye the frontier scout. The controlled, elaborate writing gives natural pace to the violence of the novel's action: like the nature whose plundering Copper laments, the books placid surfaces conceal inexplicable and deathly forces.

ISBN: 9780199538195
ISBN-10: 0199538190
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 11th December 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32

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